I made it to day 7, and I am celebrating! It is in this moment of of joy and elation that I need to stop and thank the Lord for providing this opportunity at just the right time in my life. Writing is something that I have dreamed of doing for years. I’ve dabbled in novel and short story writing, but up until now I’ve lacked the confidence to go public with my ideas. I never dreamed that I could actually publish my stories for others to read. (Not saying it’s going to be easy-after all, it took Robert Munsch 12 years to publish his first children’s book!) Participating in PiBoIdMo has grown my confidence-has made me firmly believe that I CAN write something worth publishing-but even more importantly, worth reading.
Mary Rand Hess, editor for Story Pie Press wrote on Saturday, “As an editor, I look for the same things I look for as a writer, characters and situations that inspire me, pulling me into a world I want and need to know about. When I sit down to write a story, I always pick the characters that reside in my heart. As an editor, I want an author to give me a story that’s truly special, one that an author couldn’t say no to when the story whispered, “I’m here. I know it’s not convenient right now, but you need to write me.” As I continue on this journey through November and beyond, I have to keep reminding myself that the only story worth writing is one that comes from the heart-even if it hurts a little.
When I need a little inspiration, I take pictures! I love to photograph flowers. Here’s one I took at the arboretum a few weeks ago.
Here’s another that I took just for fun.
This little guy is working hard!
Note to self: Take some interesting pictures this week. New story ideas are sure to come!